Teaching Calendar

2017

 

March – April

 

The Five Elements, Healing with Form Energy and Light, online course
March 3 – April 14, 2017

An online course with Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, mentored by John Jackson, presenting the meditations upon the five elements, which help bring our emotions and life into balance. For further information see the Ligmincha Learning web site.

 

Healing Through the Five Elements , Washington Depot, CT
March 24 – 26, 2017

The spiritual path leads to inner insight and deep connection with nature. Through a clear understanding of the primal elements, earth, water, fire, air and space, one can balance emotions, thoughts and actions, leading to a rich and peaceful relationship with ourselves, others, and our world. In nature we clearly see the elements at play, and through our spiritual practice, become deeply appreciative of our natural environment and our responsibility to respect and preserve. Through appreciation and respect, right relationship and action manifests. For further information see the Valley Spirit Coop site.

 

The Practice of Tsa Lung, Wilga, Poland
April 22 – 25, 2017

Ultimately, the goal of meditation is to learn to abide with stability in clear, open awareness. You can enhance your ability to connect with and rest in this naturally joyful state by alleviating any physical distractions, emotional blocks, energetic or mental disturbances, or other obstacles to your practice. The five tsa lung exercises are a step-by-step means for identifying and clearing these obstacles. These easy-to-perform yet powerful exercises can be used not just as a preliminary to other meditation practice, but also as a primary practice for enhancing the experience of open awareness in day-to-day life. For further information see the Chamma Ling of Poland site.

 

Umze Retreat, Wilga, Poland
April 29 – 30, 2017

This retreat is for meditation practice leaders and instructors in Ligmincha organizations throughout Europe. The retreat will include:

  • In depth instruction and clarification on the core meditation practices shared through Ligmincha
  • How to most effectively teach and lead these practices with different audiences, from beginners to experienced practitioners
  • Discussion of the internal challenges of being a practice leader or instructor
  • How to be a better leader and work effectively with your group
  • How to support the development of your spiritual community

For futher information see the Chamma Ling of Poland site.

 

May

 

The Three Heart Mantras, online course
May 5 – June 10, 2017

The Three Heart Mantras are used in many different meditations in the Bön tradition, and play a major role in the ngrondro practices. They are said to be the essence of enlightenment in sound and energy, and as we sing or chant the mantras our awareness is transformed to be in union with the Buddhas. They are used for purification, protection, and as primary practices toward self realization. For further information see the Ligmincha Learning web site.

 

Healing Through Nature, Part 1, Crozet, Virginia
May 7, 14, 28, June 4, 11, 2017, 5-7 pm

early everyone feel nourished, refreshed and renewed when we spend time in Nature. This series of afternoons in beautiful natural settings will support deepening our experience of the healing spiritual qualities of the pure natural presence of the elements. This training is drawn from Tibetan practices of connecting to earth, water, fire, wind and space, to heal, renew, and bring balance to ourselves as well as to the earth itself. Further information and registration.

Connecting to Your Inner Source of  Creativity, Río de Janeiro, Brazil
May 20 – 21, 2017

Within each of us is an infinite source of creativity that we can apply to many situations in our lives, inspiration that we can express our work, relationships and personal activities. In this retreat we will explore and experience ways to dissolve our blocks and obstacles, and tap into the wellspring of creativity within so that we can manifest and enjoy a full, rich life. For further information contact André Viegas Elkind.

 

June

 

Tibetan Dream Yoga, Cork, Ireland
June 17 – 18, 2017

What wonders do our dreams hold? Tibetans have used lucid dreaming as a path for spiritual exploration and development for centuries. In this workshop we will share methods to awakening to your dreams, and waking up to our illusions in our everyday life. We’ll explore how dreams arise, how they relate to our daily lives, how to relax and be more aware, and how to bring that awareness into our dream lives. We will learn basic meditations that will bring more clarity to our thoughts and understanding, both for the day and night. For more information contact Deirdre Brown of Ligincha Ireland.

 

Finding New Balance and Resilience in Life, Zurich, Switzerland
June 24 – 25, 2017

Do you feel overwhelmed at times? Unable to cope with all your responsibilities of work, family and life? Would you like to find a new, more relaxed and fulfilling way of being? Each of us has the potential to feel whole, valued and peaceful using simple techniques that connect us to our inner refuge, the spacious presence within each of us. In this seminar you will learn simple breathing and movement practices that will help you to be calm, centered, and able to manifest your potential. For further information contact Chris Bruppacher.

 

July

 

Connecting to your True Source, Lisbon, Portugal
July 1 – 2, 2017

Recall a moment in your life when you felt complete, satisfied, fully alive, at home in yourself. Imagine that it is possible for you to feel that way not only now and then but most of the time. We will share simple ways drawn from the Tibetan tradition to use your breath and sound to connect to your inner refuge, a spacious luminous presence always present within our hearts. For further information contact Paulo Sebastiao.

 

Transforming our Emotions through the Six Lokas, online course
July 7 – August 16, 2017

An online course with Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, mentored by John Jackson, presenting the meditation methods of the Six Lokas, powerful ways in which we can transform our negative emotions, such as anger, greed and pride into positive qualities such as love, generosity and openness. For further information see the Ligmincha Learning web site.

 

Healing Through Nature, Part 2, Crozet, Virginia
July 9, 16, 23, 30, August 6, 13, 2017, 6 – 8 pm.

All indigenous spiritual traditions of the world know that nature is filled with spirit, is alive, and responds to people with right intention. In this series of six afternoon sessions we will explore and connect to the spirits that live within the trees, stones, streams, ponds, fires, winds and sky. Further information and registration. 

 

September

 

The Essence of the Seven Mirrors of Dzogchen, Part 2, Crestone, Colorado, USA
September 15 – 17, 2017

Dzogchen, also known as the “great perfection,” is a path of self-liberation and the highest form of teaching in the Bon Buddhist tradition. For practitioners with the capacity it offers the potential for liberation during a single lifetime and within a single body. The Seven Mirrors of Dzogchen is a powerful heart-essence teaching from the Tibetan Bon Buddhist tradition, offering a direct introduction to the clear, open awareness of the dzogchen view as well as methods for maintaining this state. John will be leading practices in this retreat taught by Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche. For further information see the Chamma Ling Colorado web site.

 

October

Healing the Earth, Healing Yourself, near Frankfurt, Germany
October 27 – 29, 2017

For thousands of years, the wise that have come before us have respected and connected with the forces of nature. If you yearn to reconnect, to live in harmony with the world we call our home, join us for this weekend of learning ancient sacred ritual and meditation. We will work with the Tibetan smoke offering practices of sang chod and sur chod, and offerings to the beings of the waters to make peace with the forces of nature, and with ourselves. These simple practices, which are done daily in Tibetan monasteries, and variations of which are performed throughout Asia by millions of people from all walks of life, lead to feelings of connection and belonging in the sacred mother earth. For further information contact Manuel Weihrauch.

 

November

 

Tibetan Dream Yoga, near Frankfurt, Germany
November 3 – 5, 2017

What wonders do our dreams hold? Tibetans have used lucid dreaming as a path for spiritual exploration and development for centuries. In this workshop we will share methods to awakening to your dreams, and waking up to our illusions in our everyday life. We’ll explore how dreams arise, how they relate to our daily lives, how to relax and be more aware, and how to bring that awareness into our dream lives. We will learn basic meditations that will bring more clarity to our thoughts and understanding, both for the day and night. For further information see the Ligmincha Germany site.

 


 

2016

January – February

 

Transforming our Emotions through the Six Lokas, online course
January 16 – March 5, 2016

An online course with Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, mentored by John Jackson, presenting the meditation methods of the Six Lokas, powerful ways in which we can transform our negative emotions, such as anger, greed and pride into positive qualities such as love, generosity and openness. For further information see the Ligmincha Learning web site.

 

March – April

 

The Five Elements, Healing with Form Energy and Light, online course
March 12 – April 22, 2016

An online course with Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, mentored by John Jackson, presenting the meditations upon the five elements, which help bring our emotions and life into balance. For further information see the Ligmincha Learning web site.

 

April

 

Sherab Chamma: The Loving Wisdom Mother, Cork, Ireland
April 22 – 24, 2016

The primordial creative energy of the Divine Mother is the origin of existence and the infinite source of wisdom, love and compassion in the ancient Bön tradition of Tibet. Sherab Chamma is the Mother of All the Buddhas, the embodiment of the wisdom and love that lies within the hearts of each of us.

In this retreat John will teach practices that help us retrieve this divine energy for physical and emotional healing, cultivation of wisdom, love and compassion, and connecting with the ultimate and profound nature of reality. The Wisdom Loving Mother is ever present, inviting us to unify with our perfected wholeness. For further information contact Mary Sky of Ligmincha Ireland.

 

Healing with the Five Elements, near Zurich, Switzerland
April 29 – 31, 2016

This weekend retreat will cover the healing and balancing practices of the Five Elements, from the views of nature, tantra and dzogchen. For further information contact Ligmincha Switzerland.

 

May

 

Healing the Earth, Healing Yourself, Wilga, Poland
May 28 – 31, 2016

For thousands of years, the wise that have come before us have respected and connected with the forces of nature. If you yearn to reconnect, to live in harmony with the world we call our home, join us for this weekend of learning ancient sacred ritual and meditation. We will work with the Tibetan smoke offering practices of sang chod and sur chod, and offerings to the beings of the waters to make peace with the forces of nature, and with ourselves. These simple practices, which are done daily in Tibetan monasteries, and variations of which are performed throughout Asia by millions of people from all walks of life, lead to feelings of connection and belonging in the sacred mother earth. For further information see the Chamma Ling Poland web site.

 

June

 

Connecting to your Inner Source of Creativity, near Florence, Italy
June 6 – 12, 2016

Within each of us is an infinite source of creativity that we can apply to many situations in our lives, inspiration that we can express our work, relationships and personal activities. In this retreat we will explore and experience ways to dissolve our blocks and obstacles, and tap into the wellspring of creativity within so that we can manifest and enjoy a full, rich life. For further information see The 3 Doors web site.

 

Inner and Secret Tsa Lung, Orte, Italy
June 13, 2016

This is an opportunity for graduates of the 3 Doors Academy to deepen their understanding and practice of the Tsa Lung exercises. This retreat is only open to Academy graduates.

 

Awakening the Sacred Body, Faro, Portugal
June 17 – 19, 2016

John will introduce the simple Tibetan yogas of body and breath to clear obstacles and open us to the positive qualities within. We will be able to release the tensions and pain we hold in our bodies, and deeply relax into the source of our own awareness. View the web site for more information.

 

July

 

The 3 Doors senior teachers retreat, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
July 6 – 9, 2016

The senior teachers of The 3 Doors programs will meet for several days of practice and program planning.

 

Awakening the Luminous Mind, Bogotá, Colombia
July 30 – 31, 2016

We will explore and meditate upon the five lines of Dawa Gyaltsen, a crystal clear doorway to the the essence of Dzogchen. For further information see Ligmincha Columbia.

 

August

 

Connecting to your Inner Source of Creativity, Bogotá, Colombia
August 6 – 7, 2016

Within each of us is an infinite source of creativity that we can apply to many situations in our lives, inspiration that we can express our work, relationships and personal activities. In this retreat we will explore and experience ways to dissolve our blocks and obstacles, and tap into the wellspring of creativity within so that we can manifest and enjoy a full, rich life. For further information see Ligmincha Columbia.

 

The Three Heart Mantras, online course
August 20 – September 24, 2016

The Three Heart Mantras are used in many different meditations in the Bön tradition, and play a major role in the ngrondro practices. They are said to be the essence of enlightenment in sound and energy, and as we sing or chant the mantras our awareness is transformed to be in union with the Buddhas. They are used for purification, protection, and as primary practices toward self realization. For further information see the Ligmincha Learning web site.

 

September

 

The Essence of the Seven Mirrors of Dzogchen, Boulder, Colorado, USA
September 16 – 18, 2016

Dzogchen, also known as the “great perfection,” is a path of self-liberation and the highest form of teaching in the Bon Buddhist tradition. For practitioners with the capacity it offers the potential for liberation during a single lifetime and within a single body. The Seven Mirrors of Dzogchen is a powerful heart-essence teaching from the Tibetan Bon Buddhist tradition, offering a direct introduction to the clear, open awareness of the dzogchen view as well as methods for maintaining this state. John will be leading practices in this retreat taught by Tenzing Wangyal Rinpoche. For further information see the Chamma Ling Colorado web site.

 

October

Transforming our Emotions through the Six Lokas, online course
October 1 – November 19, 2016

An online course with Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, mentored by John Jackson, presenting the meditation methods of the Six Lokas, powerful ways in which we can transform our negative emotions, such as anger, greed and pride into positive qualities such as love, generosity and openness. For further information see the Ligmincha Learning web site.

 

Integrating Meditation into Daily Life, Bulle, Switzerland
October 29 – 30, 2016

This program is for people who have begun meditating and would like to deepen their practice and extend clear awareness into their everyday activities. We will use techniques drawn from the A-Tri series of teachings to deeper our experiences through the activities of our body, speech and mind.

 

November

 

The 3 Doors EU Academy, retreat 1, near Düsseldorf, Germany
November 6 – 12, 2016

This is the first of six 5 1/2 day retreats that make up the 3 Doors Academy. This first retreat focuses on the practices of the body as a way of transforming our suffering into openness and wisdom. We introduce the methods of hosting our pain and the step by step process of transformation. For further information see the 3 Doors site.

December

 

The 3 Doors Senior Teachers retreat, Santa Rosa, California
December 14 – 17, 2016

The senior teachers of The 3 Doors programs will meet for several days of practice and program planning.